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Coronary Artery Disease Treatment Information
Our physicians work with you to develop a treatment plan personalized for your condition and lifestyle, including the following services:
- Electrocardiogram. This test records the electrical activity of your heart, detecting any abnormal rhythms or problems with heart muscle function.
- Cardiac stress test. During this test, you run on a treadmill while attached to an electrocardiogram machine to monitor your heart during exercise.
- Cardiac catheterization. During a cardiac catheterization your physician injects you with a dye, and then watches through X-ray technology to see where the flow of the dye changes in your arteries. This allows your physician to identify where any plaque buildup is located, as well as how much blood is getting to the heart muscle.
- Education. Lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and exercising, improve your heart health. Weight loss or smoking cessation may also be necessary.
- Medication therapies. Medications manage conditions which contribute to coronary heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Balloon angioplasty. Balloon angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which a deflated balloon is guided through your arteries. X-rays are used to see where the blockage in your coronary artery is located. The balloon is then inflated, widening the artery and increasing blood flow.
- Coronary artery stent. Stent placement uses the same techniques as balloon angioplasty except a mesh wire tube, called a stent, is placed into the artery to keep it open.
- Coronary artery bypass graft. During this open surgical procedure, veins from other parts of your body are grafted onto your heart so that blood can flow around blockages.
- Cardiac rehabilitation. After heart surgery, you need to undergo cardiac rehabilitation to help you recover from the procedure.
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Coronary Artery Disease Support Services
Explore the resources below to learn more about coronary heart disease and how to improve your heart health.
A Sampling of Coronary Artery Disease Support Services
American Heart Association
This website hosts information on heart disease and offers resources so you can assess your risk.
National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute
This website features education on the causes, risk factors and treatments of coronary heart disease.
Coronary Artery Disease Patient Stories
Jeff Hagen's Story
Jeff Hagen has been a runner for over thirty years. In less than a mile, all that changed. Learn how Jeff survived a quintuple bypass with amazing heart surgeons and how a little voice in his head pointed…View Full Story